Normandy, Paris & Belleau Wood

Only a few months shy of the 100th anniversary of WWI and just a few months passed the 70th Anniversary of D-Day and we will be there again to remember, appreciate and pay tribute from Belleau Wood to the Landing Beaches, The American Military Cemetery, Arromanches and more while admiring Paris on a perfect Memorial Day Weekend!

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Morning arrival and opportunity for breakfast. A subsequent sightseeing tour will reveal the capital's most famous highlights from the Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame Cathedral, The Louvre Museum and much more then check into our hotel.

There will be an included visit of Dome Des Invalides the burrial site of Napoleon Bonaparte and the annexed Grand Army Museum's seven main spaces and departments containing collections that span the period from antiquity through the 20th century..
Enjoy the remainder of the day exploring the versatile metropolis or else join your tour guide for an evening outing of fine dining followed by a Seine River Cruise and an illumination tour exposing the City Of Lights splendor.

A full day excursion to Normandy will take us to the heart of the Landing Beaches where joined by our local guide we visit among others the Point Du Hoc, The Utah Beach, St Mere Eglise and The American Cemetery st Colleville Sur Mer hosting its annual Memorial Day Ceremony.

Just before returning to Paris we will have an opportunity for dinner in Arromanches which was designated as Gold Beach during the D-Day landings and where sections of the Mulberry Harbour still remain today with huge concrete blocks sitting on the sand, and more can be seen further out at sea.
Belleau Wood or Paris - Homewards

Today we travel to nearby Chateaux Thierry where the Marines reversed the German Invasion just miles before reaching Paris during WWI. birthplace of the modern Marine Corps. It showed the world the teufelhunde tenacity of the Marines despite the historic casualty losses in one of the bloodiest and most ferocious battles U.S. forces would fight in World War I.

Our homeward journey takes us through picturesque Champagne region where we visit one of France's most famous cellars.
Later this afternoon we travel homeward through Verdun to reach points of origin in the late evening/early morning hours.
Montmartre is well known as the last village in Paris. Cobbled streets of one of the most historic and interesting neighborhoods in Paris, streets lead to Basilica of Sacre-Coeur on the top of the hill. Place du Tertre - the Painters Square a few street a way is a reminder of the time when Montmartre was the Mecca of modern art. At the beginning of the 20th century, many penniless painters including Picasso and Utrillo were living there.
Painters Square at Montmartre
Montmartre is well known as the last village in Paris. The place de Tertre, a few streets away from the Sacré-Coeur Catholic basilica, is in the heart of Montmartre. The Painters Square is a reminder of the time when Montmartre was the Mecca of modern art.
The Sorbonne and the Latin Quarter
The Sorbonne University is the historic soul of the Latin Quarter, where higher learning has flourished for centuries. Founded in 1257 for a small group of theology students, the Sorbonne is one of Europe's oldest universities. It has hosted countless great thinkers, including philosophers René Descartes, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Simone de Beauvoir. Enjoy a drink on the café terrace in front of the college before exploring the winding little streets of the Latin Quarter behind it.
World War II Utah Beach American Memorial
The is located at the termination of Highway N-13D, approximately a mile and a half northeast of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (Manche), France. This monument commemorates the achievements of the American Forces of the VII Corps who landed and fought in the liber
Paris Evening Outing
Paris is fabulous by day but unforgettable by night. Don't miss the chance to take an after-dinner Paris by Night Illuminations Tour. The evening starts with a typical French dinner at the Painter’s Square of Montmartre. You'll tour all the illuminated Paris sights, monuments and squares en route to Seine River Cruise where a commented 1 hour cruise on a convertible boat illuminating the river banks will crown the day. € 45
Paris Orientation Tour
Enjoy Paris orientation tour to discover Paris´ most important highlights: Notre Dame Cathedral, Le Louvre, The Eiffel Tower, Opéra, place de la Concorde, Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and more. A fine way to begin your visit of Paris.
Notre Dame Cathedral
No first trip to Paris is complete without a visit to this marvel of gothic architecture. One of the most singular and beautiful cathedrals of Europe, Notre Dame Cathedral's dramatic towers, spire, stained glass and statuary are guaranteed to take your breath away.
Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées
The 164-foot Arc de Triomphe commissioned by Emperor Napoléon I does exactly what it was made to do: evoke sheer military power and triumph. It was built in an age when leaders erected monuments in their own honor, and scaled to their egos. The arch's beautiful sculptures and reliefs commemorate Napoléon's generals and soldiers. Visit the Arc de Triomphe to begin or culminate a walk down the equally grandiose Avenue des Champs-Elysées. You can't help but feel grand yourself.
Seine River Cruise
Seeing some of Paris' most beautiful sites glide past as you drift down the Seine river is an unforgettable and essential experience. At night enjoy the shimmering play of light on the Seine and stunning architecture illuminated with great care.

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